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Den Hoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen, formerly the seat of a Mennonite congregation of the Flemish branch. Of the origin and history of this congregation there is little information. In 1717 the congregation was badly hit by a flood of the North Sea, in which many were drowned in this part of the province, and many farms were destroyed, as well as the meetinghouse of Den Hoorn.

About 1770 the congregation numbered 100 souls, about 50 baptized members, meeting in a plain meetinghouse erected in 1718. In 1792 its last preacher died, its membership decreased, and in 1816 the congregation united with that of Rasquert and Obergum, forming the congregation of Mensingeweer. After the building of a new meetinghouse at Mensingeweer in 1819, services at Den Hoorn were discontinued and the old meetinghouse was razed.Cate, Steven Blaupot ten.


Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Groningen, Overijssel en Oost-Friesland. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff en J. B. Wolters, 1842: I, 149, 202 f.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1906): 46.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, Nos. 1841, 1977-1779.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Hoorn, Den (Groningen, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 11 Feb 2016.,_Den_(Groningen,_Netherlands)&oldid=82212.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Hoorn, Den (Groningen, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 February 2016, from,_Den_(Groningen,_Netherlands)&oldid=82212.

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